Creflo Dollar - How to Live in the Supernatural - Part 2
Are y'all ready to live the supernatural life? Now, I wanna show you somethin' now. Go to 2 Corinthians chapter 4, and verse 18. Now, stay with me now. Now, we human, physically, in a physical body, we abide and live and exist in the physical realm. Everything in this realm is physical. We have a physical body, so we can comprehend physical things, but at the same time that this physical realm is running, at the same time, concurrently, at the same time that the physical world is running, there is a spiritual world that is in operation at the exact same time. I taught a sermon, what, Ken, 40 years ago? "Is the Physical World Really Real"?
Now, I want you to think about somethin' now. You have to be careful not to think that the only things that are real are the things that you can see. Right now, you are not the only beings in the presence in this dome. Physically, we can see you, but if God were to open your eyes up, you would be able to see all of our angels in here as well at the same time, and it becomes hard for people to comprehend and to believe what they can't see, mm, but just because you can't see somethin' doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, and the problem is we've been deceived by, oh, by thinking that this realm is the only real thing, and you gotta understand that the physical world is not the parent over the spiritual world. In other words, the physical world did not produce the spiritual world. The spiritual world is the parent over the physical world. In other words, every pattern in this physical world came from a spiritual world. I thought the other day, the Bible, here, people don't... he says, "Whatever you bind on earth," literally says, "is what is already bound in heaven".
So what he is saying is we should be the reflection of what already is in the spiritual world. Your physical body is the reflection of your spirit-man. You think that you're gonna be less real when you shed your physical body, but when you get out of the physical world, you're gonna enter into the spiritual world, which is more real to the physical world and the spiritual world that gave birth to this physical world. So your body is a reflection of what you gon' be like in the spiritual world. You'll have a spirit suit in the spiritual realm, surrounded by spiritual matter, just like you have a physical suit in the physical realm, surrounded by physical matter. That's why nobody, I ain't to die because I'm just moving from one realm to the original realm that's responsible for all other realm. Glory be to God.
Let's read this, 2 Corinthians chapter 4:18. Read it out loud with me. Ready? Read. "For we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are", all right, now, let's milk the Scripture. Keep it up there for a moment. "While we look not at the things which are seen," literally, here, this word, "seen" is not specifically talkin' about "seeing" with your eyes. He is saying, "While we look not at the things that we can comprehend with our sensory mechanisms," all of the things you can pick up with your sensory mechanism, the thing you can see, you touch, you can smell, all that your senses can perceive, we're not gonna be looking at what your senses can perceive only. Of course, God gave you senses to be used in this physical, natural world, mostly to protect you, lets you know when that's hot, lets you know, "Train comin'. Move". We're not lookin' out at the things we'd see...
Now, this is what we're doin' in, amongst Christians. That's exactly what we're doin'. We are focused in on all the stuff we can see. He says, "Don't look at that," but "We look at the things which are not seen". Well, how can you look at what can't be looked at? What is he sayin'? "For we are not... but we look at the things which are not seen," or the things that can't be picked up with our sensory mechanisms. Why? He says, "Now, if you choose to live your life by your senses, and if you choose to allow your senses to govern your life," he says, "you're gonna be limited from the things that I can do supernaturally, for the things which are seen or could be picked up with your sensory mechanisms are going to be temporary". They're gonna be temporary. See, what you don't understand is that, if somethin' hits your body and it's a disease, he says it'll be temporary if you're not allowing it to govern you. You look at your financial situation. It's bad. It'll only be temporary if you don't allow yourself to be governed by it.
You look at every crazy thing that can happen in this realm. It will only be temporary, you know, that's the truth, Lord. The Lord just spoke to me. He says, "Well, whether you decide to be governed by it or not, all that stuff is temporary". Everything you can see and pick up right now is temporary. You'll go in neighborhoods. I went in the neighborhood I grew up at, and, oh, it's not even there no more. It was temporary. It was temporary. The things you can see are temporary, but now watch this. Put it back up. He says, "But the things which are not seen are eternal". Now listen to me carefully: This spirit realm is the eternal realm. This physical realm is temporary, and God is saying that you and I can begin eternity while we're in the physical world if we'll start payin' attention to the things that we have access to in this spiritual world. Sickness is temporary. Healing is eternal. Poverty is temporary. Prosperity is eternal. Worry is temporary. Peace is eternal. I'm going to switch. I'm gonna start livin' by those eternal things, and I'm gon' start checkin' out those eternal things. I'm not moved by what I see. I'm not moved by what I hear. I'm not by what I feel. I'm moved by the eternal Word of God.
Does everybody see this? If we don't teach this, if you don't hear this, if you don't start spendin' time thinkin' about this, you won't know how people operate in the supernatural realm while they're still in their physical body because you never thought about that before. Please let me make sure you understand somethin'. You will die one day. When you die, you're gonna step up out of your body. The strange thing about it is that you, it's gonna be very hard to tell whether you're in the body or out of the body because you stepped out of a reflection into the reality. You just wanna make sure, when you step out, you have arrived at the right address. Somebody say, "Where we at"? Well, the signs say, 666 Hell. You better make your reservations right now to 777 Heaven Boulevard. The issue is not death. That's not the problem. You just gotta make sure you got the right address.
See, that's why the demons are busy right now. There's so much demonic influence. The demonic influence is all about "Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself". The devil tryin' to just get people out the way: "Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself". Those demons come, and they influence you. They speak to you. They're telling you to do stupid stuff. It starts off with "You're so depressed," or you switched to somethin' that gave those demons authority to be in your life. You know, you're doin' some kind of weird religion thing, you know. You're messin' around with vibrations and all that other kind of stuff. You're substitutin' the only God that exists with other stuff, and you're listening to doctrines of demons, and so you're giving place for those demons to come, and they're abiding in your life, but you don't know it right now, and then, all of a sudden, when you start, you'll get strong depression, you'll get this strong loneliness, you'll get this strong will to give up, and it's all leading to those demonic influences saying, "Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself".
Now, they operate in the spirit realm too. You know, man is a threat to the devil because, you know, men took authority over angels, you understand, and over demons. "What is man, that thou art mindful of him, who visitest him," and you do such thing? Even angels are submitted to men. Do you know that you're gonna judge the angels one day? You understand how powerful you are in the authority that God gave you? But you don't see how the demonic force are workin' against you, and then, all of a sudden, you know, you decide you heard somethin' that said, "Kill yourself," and then, if you don't do it, you know, the way you talk to your therapist, you say, "Well, somethin' told me to kill myself". It wasn't no "somethin'". It was a demon that you somehow opened the door and let that demon force come on the inside, and either he's oppressing you or possessing you, and we don't even know what's goin' on. All you gotta do is look in the eyes of people, you know, when they're goin' and shootin' everybody, and they just don't know what's goin' on.
You can see that these people are under influence, but the world won't ever go that way. They will never think about that because their solution is "Oh, they need therapy," "Oh, they need mental health". Listen, I worked there. I saw demon after demon. I cast some of 'em out. The boy was psychotic. He walkin' around, all psychotic and everything, and I'm just like, "Is he gon' walk around like that"? And then you gave him drugs which amplified it and gave those demons more of an opportunity to be there. And I felt sorry for the guy. One day, I said, "Come here. Come on". "Hmm". "Come on". I got that boy saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, and cast the devil out of him. In one week, he was discharged. They checked on him a month later. He was doin' fine. He was under a demonic influence. One guy came in one time. He was under demonic influence. He says, "I'm Jesus Christ". I said, "Well, Jesus, we fittin' to lock you up right now 'cause", heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. I mean, it's kind of creepy late at night, and you ain't got but a few staff on there, and then they come and admit somebody, and he talkin' about he's Jesus Christ and growlin' at the same time?
Oh, no, I come from College Park. I don't do all that. You know what I'm sayin'? You know, I ain't the investigative type. You understand what I'm sayin'? "Lock Jesus up. Put Jesus in the BCR and somebody else will see him tomorrow. We'll leave a word for one of your disciples to come and visit you, Jesus". Are you followin' what I'm sayin'? So here's this physical world that we live in. Here's this supernatural world that's responsible for giving birth to this physical world. The things you cannot see are more real than the things you can see. All right, we're talkin' about livin' in the supernatural now, so don't be freakin' out and stuff like that. I'm just gettin' this part over with so you'll have to deal with it, but you gon' have to deal with this because there are probably more people under demonic influence today as a result of the pandemic, as a result of the locking in.
See, some of y'all might've locked in, in a nice place. Some of these people didn't have a lot of nice places to lock into, and there was some weird stuff goin' on, and I have never dealt with so many people who wanna kill themselves. Mental health issues, yeah, some of 'em. Some of 'em are demonic possession issues. We don't wanna talk about that, but I'mma be bold enough. I'm gon' be the church that talk about all of the stuff that don't nobody believe in no more, that don't nobody talk about no more because we gettin' ready to do some supernatural livin'.
Romans chapter 8, verse 24. Romans chapter 8, verse 24, now watch this. I'm so excited about your lives. You're gettin' ready to go to another level. Oh, the devil hates this because all I'm doin' is exposin' him. So, if you run into it, in the name of Jesus, Jesus, there is power and authority invested in the name of Jesus. You remember in the book of Acts, the seven sons of Sceva? See, they didn't have a relationship with Jesus. They were professional exorcists. Y'all read this, right? It's in the Bible, right? And so they go up there, and these guys, these people were possessed with demons, and they walk up in there as professional exorcists, and they say, "Okay, we cast you out in the name of Jesus that Paul preaches".
Now, can you imagine, they walkin' in there, and the demons are like, "Ar-ar-ar-ar-ar-ar". "We cast you out in the name of Jesus, Paul preaches". "Ergh, ergh"? And the Scripture says they said, "Paul we know, Jesus we know, but who are you"? Let me say this: If you're born again and filled with the Holy Ghost, every demon knows who you are, and I believe the Bible says they jumped on them, stripped them of their clothes and ran them out. This is serious stuff. This is stuff that people don't talk about no more, and then stuff just happens, and then the world gives it another name, and you ignore the bottom-line issue, and you ignore this bottom-line issue just like you ignore the bottom-line issue of this supernatural world, this spiritual world running at the same time that this physical world, and until you understand that, you won't know how to successfully operate in victory because all of these wonderful things that are in the spiritual world. Heaven has already been set.
You know, there's another Scripture that talks about how the tabernacle in Moses's day was taken from the pattern that was in heaven already. The pattern of the tabernacle was as the pattern of the heavenly tabernacle. There is a heaven. There is a hell. There are demons, there are angels, there is a God, and there is a Satan, and you and I will see the conclusion of this matter, but I ain't goin' out, losin'. The Bible says he's comin' back for what kind of church? A victorious, glorious church.
Now watch this, verse 24, "For we are saved by hope", that's the truth, "but hope that is seen is not hope, for what a man seeth, why does he yet hope for it"? If I could see the thing, it wouldn't be hope. So our hope is based on what we can't see, and you know what kind of society we have now? A hopeless society because they're basing everything on what they can see, and we're basing things on what the Word of God has to say. Our hope is in Jesus. Our hope is in the Word of God. 2 Corinthians chapter 5, in 7, flip over there. 2 Corinthians chapter 5, in 7. Man, I am so lookin' forward to this time I spend with you now. Now, some of you are like, "Ooh, I ain't goin' back there, all that demon talk done got to me".
See, now you got fear, and fear is the faith of the devil. The thing you fear the most will come upon you. Don't walk in fear. God hadn't given you no spirit of fear, so if God didn't give you a spirit of fear, guess where it's comin' from? Stop it. Get out of fear. The Bible says here in verse 7, "For we walk by," what? "And not by", our sensory mechanism. I'm walkin' by faith. I'm walkin' by what the Word says. I'm walkin' by the things that I cannot see. I'm walking by faith. I walk by faith. I don't walk by my sensory mechanism. It is not so just 'cause it exists in this physical world. It is not so just 'cause I could feel it in my body. It is not so just 'cause I can't see somethin' in my bank account. I don't walk by that. I don't live by that. I live by God's Word. That's what it means to be a Christian. I am moved by his Word. I am moved by his promises. I consider his promise.
Hebrews 11, verse 1. Hebrews 11, in verse 1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for," which means you can't see it. It's the substance of things that you don't see right now. "It's the substance of things hoped for. The evidence of faith can't be seen". I hope for it, but I can't see it. I hope for it, but I might not be able to feel it. Faith is unseen substance. Somebody say, "What's that"? It's the Word of God. Faith, the Word of God. In fact, let me put it this, "Now the Word of God is the substance of things hoped for, and the Word of God is the evidence of the things that you can't see".
So what is it? What's goin' on? You're a Christian, but you don't get in the Word. You don't believe in the Word. "It's not necessary". "Oh, I come and get the Word so I can fulfill my quota as a Christian". No, no, no, no, no, the Word of God is the substance of things hoped for, so my hope comes from the Word. We started off with that today. My hope comes from the Word, but the Word of God is also my evidence of things that I can't see yet. Why do I have the Word of God as my evidence of things I can't see yet? Because, when the devil shows up and tells me what's not, I say, "No, you're wrong, and here's my evidence". I show him my evidence, "By his stripes, I'm healed".
That's the only thing I got right now, and I'm not gonna let go of that Word because that's all I got. I can't see it, I can't feel it, I can't touch it, but all I got is the Word of God, and the Word is my evidence, glory be to God, just like your title deed is the evidence that you actually own your car. I don't have to see your car. Just show me your title deed, and I believe you got a car. Well, it's the same way, it's the same way, you know, "I believe I'm healed". "Where's your title deed"? "Isaiah 53, glory to God, 1 Peter, I got evidence from God's Word. I can't show you the manifestation of my healin' right now, so until it shows up, I'm gon' hold onto my confirmation of what I know".